Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Denmark August 2015


BMW i3 Goes Interstellar
 
Just when you thought Tesla had the Denmark EV Market covered, that's when BMW goes ballistic and registers 407 i3's!

Putting those numbers in context, that's 74% of all EV's registered last month, obliterating the previous monthly record for a single model (180 units, made by the Tesla Model S last March), with the Bavarian angry puppy car shooting for Eighth Place in the general Danish auto ranking (The first time a plug-in reaches a Top 20 position) and #4 in the B-Segment/subcompact market, propelling the EV Market as whole to a new record (549 units, beating the 483 sold last March) and a record 3.3% Share in August. What happened here? A certain carsharing fleet deal in Copenhagen must have much to do with this...

In other news...There's only the fact that the Model S surpassed the Audi A6 in YTD sales and became the best selling car in its segment, ahead of the BMW 5-Series, Merc E-Class and the aforementioned A6.

The rest of the competition continued in holidays, selling in small numbers, with no significant performances or position changes.

Oh, and by the way, BMW i3 jumped to Second Place and is the only model close to give Tesla a fight for the leadership.


PlDenmarkAug.     YTD%'14 Pl
1Tesla Model S111725362
2BMW i3 *407507255
3Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia1355186
4Nissan Leaf310851
5Renault Zoe410354
6Volkswagen e-Up!14623
6
8
9
Volkswagen e-Golf
Mercedes C350e   e)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
5
10
1
46
35
23
2
2
1
9
N/A
8
10
11
12
13
Renault Twizy
Mercedes B-Class ED
Mercedes S500 Plug-In e)
Citröen Berlingo EV

2
4

13
10
8
5
1
1
0
 0
7
12
N/A
16
14
14
16
16
BMW i8
Renault Kangoo ZE
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Peugeot Partner EV



4
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
17
14
N/A
17

TOTAL5491.994100

Source: www.bilimp.dk


* - 402 bev + 5 rex

13 comments:

  1. I think this explains...

    http://gas2.org/2015/08/14/bmw-commissions-400-i3-drivenow-copenhagen/

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  2. I think this extreme performance comes as a result of a car sharing program in København that ordered 400 i3 cars: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/14/400-bmw-i3-electric-cars-head-to-copenhagen-carsharing-program/

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  3. That are all Carsharing i3 drive now in Kopenhagen.
    https://de.drive-now.com/en/#!/carsharing/copenhagen
    While the Tesla sales a most private !

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  4. BMW added 400 i3 to its drivenow fleet in copenhagen in August...

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    1. Any chances that this was the first batch of x coming?

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    2. Doubt it, i expect the X to arrive in significant numbers to Europe next year.

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    3. Oh, with X i meant X (as unknown numer) cars of the i3. Sorry for poor wording. But thanks on the info about the model x ;-)

      Are there more i3 coming in september for the car sharing, maybe? I don't think so because it's already a huge number, but one can hope... maybe? Any infos from the danish readers?

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  5. Thanks for the explanation!

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  6. Ok. During one minute I thought that the BMW i3, inspired by Tesla, have passed in "Ludicrous Mode"... :)

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    1. "Interstellar Mode"

      Ha ha ha, that's a good one!

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  7. And of course, with wind power providing such a high percentage of generation in Denmark electric cars here are much "greener" than those elsewhere in the world!

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  8. As the number of order I'm seeing in the google spreadsheets in TMC (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XZiDkogRyBqHMEnlWJT4HA8BKxYjR5J-z5TPikra8gQ/edit#gid=456592867), the Tesla will pass in Ludicrous mode until the end of this year. The end of the tax rebates must have to do something with this.

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